Enchiladas Verde Cups {or dinner in 45 minutes or less}

Quick, yummy, and toddler friendly is the name of the game for my dinners. Really, its toddler friendly but still something my husband and I actually want to eat. These Enchiladas Verde Cups fit that bill. They are ready in 45 minutes. Emma thinks its so fun that her food is in a tortilla cup. Let's face it...my husband thinks the same thing!

So these cups are a much cheaper alternative to those cute little pre-made tortilla cups you can buy at the store. All you need is a small pack of tortillas {easy to find on sale for less than $2} and you can make 12. The store bought cups are like $4 for 6!

You'll need:
9 tortillas
Green enchilada sauce
Small can of diced green chilies
1 lb. ground chicken breast
6 oz monetary jack cheese, shredded {or pepper jack if your kiddos can handle the heat}
4 oz low fat cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp lime juice

Preheat the oven to 350.

Start out by browning the ground chicken with the cumin and chili powder. You could substitute ground turkey or ground beef if you can't find ground chicken.

While meat is browning, use a pizza cutter to cut 9 tortillas into fourths.

Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Squish in three tortilla pieces into each cup, overlapping so there's no gaps. This will create your cup.

Once meat is browned, stir in cream cheese, green chilies, and half of enchilada sauce.

A note about the enchilada sauce. This stuff from Frontera is amazing. If you aren't making your own, its so worth the extra cost to get this bag rather than the store brand canned stuff. I wish that Frontera was paying me to say that. But they're not...its just that good.

Add a little less than 1/3 a cup of the mixture to each of the 12 tortilla cups.

Drizzle remaining enchilada sauce and then add shredded cheese.

Tent these beauties with tin foil. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove tin foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and browned.

Serve with a salad and you've got yourself a yummy meal in 45 minutes or less.

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